Fiscal Plateau; Lawmakers trim budget to match declining revenue

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Wyoming’s State Capitol Building in Cheyenne. Lawmakers plan to tame spending with 8 percent cuts while still rounding up money for special projects. (Gregory Nickerson/WyoFile — click to enlarge)

By Gregory Nickerson,

When the Wyoming Legislature convenes this winter, look to see the government tightening its fiscal belt. After a spectacular decade of natural gas revenue growth from 1998 to 2008, and a corresponding doubling in the size of state government, the state is coming to terms with a new era of flat revenue.

Chain Law Goes Into Effect At Red Grade

Sheridan County officials have enacted a tire chain advisory for Red Grade Road, also known as County Road 26, effective immediately.

Fletcher Gets Courthouse Rennovation Job

(Photo by Ron Richter)

Fletcher Construction submitted the low bid for upgrading the Sheridan County Courthouse, thus securing the job.

Sheridan County Gets Wildfire Prevention Funds

Sheridan's County Commissioners approved two grants totaling approximately $65,000 to facilitate cooperation with the Division of State Forestry for wildfire mitigation.

Commissioners Secure Anti-Terrorism Grants for County

Sheridan's County Commissioners secured four grants from the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security to go toward anti-terrorism measures in the county.

SMH Marks Home Care/Hospice Month

November is designated as a month to celebrate long-term home nursing care. Ann Aksamit of the Home Care and Hospice Department of Sheridan Memorial Hospital joined Public Pulse host, Kim Love, to explain some of the benefits of long-term home care.

USFS Discusses Gilead Fire Area's Future, Part 1

The Gilead Fire, which started in August and burned nearly 8,200 acres and cost nearly $3.5 million to fight, was the area's largest and most visible fire to both Sheridan and Buffalo.

Johnson County Fair Board To Update Commission On Projects

At their regular meeting today the Johnson County Commissioners will be getting an update from the Johnson County Fair Board on where the projects to improve and upgrade facilities at the fairgrounds now stand.

Council Tables Holly Ponds #9 PUD

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The Sheridan City Council elected to table the Holly Ponds Planned Unit Development #9 Monday night. The request from developer Ron Patterson consists of re-platting three lots and one out-lot into four lots.

Give Blood, Eat Pizza

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United Blood Services and Domino's Pizza are sponsoring a “Black Friday” blood drive this week in Sheridan. UBS Senior Donor Recruitment Representative Mike Frigon says that having a blood drive one day after a holiday is something new for them.